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December 8 | Hebrews 1:1-6


 

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REFLECTION

Straight to the Source

by Jennifer Jerrome


Advent prepares us for the coming of Christ, who is God made flesh. He is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word (v. 3). The Son IS the Father. And because Jesus is God, he therefore is superior to everyone and everything, including the angels.


Throughout the Bible, God uses angels to bring important messages to his people – Abraham and Sarah, Zechariah, Mary and Joseph and the shepherds, to name a few. The word “angel” means messenger of God. But the angels were not created in His image, and they were not called “Son.”


For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him (Colossians 1:19). And since Jesus is God, who better to bring God’s message than God himself.


In addition to angels, God uses prophets as proclaimers of His will. In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son (v. 1-2).


When God uses angels or prophets, he must give them the message he wants to relay. One of the many benefits of Jesus as messenger is that He already knows the message, because He IS the message. He IS the Word of God.


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1). The Word became flesh in Jesus.


He knows God’s plan because He IS the plan. God essentially removes the middleman and gives his people direct access to Himself.


God still uses other people to share his story, but through Jesus we can go right to the source. The source of all love and light. His message is for anyone who seeks a relationship with Him.





PRAYER


Thank you, Jesus, for coming to bring us what we so desperately need - YOU. May we rejoice in this time of waiting. You are the best gift we could ever receive. May we recognize the need to put you at the top of our “wish” list, not only at Christmas, but all throughout the year. Amen





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